IN THE DEPTH HEAT LEAKS. THE EXHIBITION OF LAURE PROUVOST
Currently on view at La Casa Encendida, In the depth heat leaks is Prouvost's first solo show in Spain and traces the path of a 12-year period in which she has produced five audiovisual installations.
In Laure Prouvost's artistic creation, the elasticity of language plays an essential role with works that, moving away from traditional linear narratives and often playing with intentional mistranslations, unhinge the expected and common connections between language, image and perception, thus opening a space for humor and the viewer's imagination.
The artist herself states: "Words for me are very powerful visually, because with words people create their own vision. I'm just hinting and suggesting possibilities, the audience is making their own image in their head. It's also about misunderstandings, misinterpretations, miscommunications, words that also suggest failure and other meanings."
Prouvost plays with the exhibition space. She creates a constant friction between what happens on and off screen, between the experience of what is represented and what is being experienced in the space, subverting established paradigms about information transmission through storytelling. Eluding conventional associative processes, this overarching playfulness multiplies the possible interpretations of each work. In a similar way to children's games based on the free association of ideas and images, Prouvost restores and illuminates the magical properties of the everyday.
All the pieces in the exhibition are linked by a careful immersive intervention in four of the exhibition spaces of La Casa Encendida and delve into a wide network of elements such as found objects, painting, sound and sculpture merging into multiple layers of a markedly performative condition.
Renowned for her immersive multisensory and transmedia installations, with interwoven story lines that combine fiction and reality, Laure Prouvost (Lille, France, 1978) is an extraordinary storyteller, who seeks in her work a new audiovisual grammar based on a haptic and sensual approach.